The Formula Skin Solutions Face Masks from Marks and Spencer are new additions to my masking routine and are fast becoming firm favourites.
I’ve had these for a couple of months now (as you can tell by the fact the photos aren’t in keeping with my current theme at all). I really wanted to try each one thoroughly before reviewing them as sometimes I can react to face masks.
M&S kindly sent me three masks to try, each offering something different or your skin. My skin can be quite temperamental due to being on the menopause and it can be totally different from one day to the next, so I like to have options.
I like to have little pamper sessions, and a face mask is an easy way to feel like I am doing something good for my skin. I’ll run a nice hot Jo Malone or Laura Mercier bath (I take my bath time very seriously lol), light some candles, put a face mask on and just relax. It doesn’t suddenly make everything wonderful in my life, but it does feel nice to have that bit of peace whilst a mask works its magic on my skin.
Charcoal masks have long been favourites of mine and the Purifying Mask is definitely amongst the nicer ones that I have used.
Some charcoal masks can leave my skin feeling quite dry and uncomfortable afterwards but I’ve had no problems with this at all. Admittedly it does feel a little tight as it dries on the skin, but it’s not unpleasant. The mask leaves your skin feeling nicely cleansed, purified and detoxed. This has been my go to on the weeks where I’ve been wearing a lot of makeup and when my skin feels like it’s congested and it definitely leaves it feeling so much better.
One of my main concerns with my complexion is that it can feel very dry, so the Hydrating Mask is the one that I reach for when that is happening.
Even thought the pinky red colour reminds me of my brother’s hair gel from the 90s, I’ve really enjoyed using this. The formula consists of rose water and hyaluronic acid and they work together to soothe and plump the skin. Your skin feels much more hydrated after use and there’s something quite refreshing about it. You feel like you’re putting moisture back into your skin whilst giving it a little wake up at the same time.
Finally, there’s the Deeply Nourishing Mask and this one smells good enough to eat … if it wasn’t a face mask and I wasn’t allergic to coconuts!
Thankfully, I can still use coconut-based products on my skin, which is good as I bloody love this mask. I reach for this one when my face feels like it’s lacking in just about everything – those days when it’s dry, dehydrated, irritated … you name it, this mask seems to solve it. With a blend of coconut, cocoa butter, muru butter, jojoba and shea butter, this really feels like you’re putting all the goodness back in. It’s nice and creamy and leaves your complexion feeling like it’s had a bucket load of TLC.
At £14.00 each, the masks are affordable and really lovely to use. Marks and Spencer are doing really well with their Formula line, and I hope to see more masks added soon.
You can pick up the Formula Skin Solutions Face Masks in store or on the Marks and Spencer website.
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